Top biologists, researchers, wildlife officials and others are gathering in Michigan this week to discuss chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer.
A recent scientific study showed that some white-tailed deer are genetically resistant to chronic wasting disease, which is found in 22 states.
There are no easy answers with CWD. We, the deer hunting community, need to take the disease seriously, and our state and national leaders need to to sharpen strategies, grow broader shoulders and stop messing around with superfluous "solutions" such as urine bans.
Whether you use a deer processor or do your own work at home, hunters should focus on taking no chances that can ruin venison destined for the table.
Science, politics, management and CWD are among the hottest issues in deer hunting today, with state officials and biologists at the forefront of these.
White-tailed deer populations are on the decline nationwide. Although the reasons vary regionally, some experts suggest diseases such as chronic wasting disease (CWD) are a contributing factor — at least in specific areas.
Will a Canadian study about the effects of chronic wasting disease affect how hunters view whitetail deer hunting and eating deer meat?
The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge...
I think it was Kramer from the comedy Seinfeld who said it best: Mother Nature is a mad scientist! Nowhere is this more apparent than when considering how different animals have physical characteristics that may look strange, but that are best suited to their environment. For example, whitetail deer are born...